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Poet Anne Carson on the Unanswerable

Words by
Erik Pomrenke

Photography by
Golli

As Anne Carson stepped on stage to accept the International Vigdís Prize, awarded annually since 2020 for outstanding contributions to world languages and cultures, she thanked the audience in two ways. What she called “the Icelandic way” consisted of a quoted passage from Njáls Saga concerning generosity among friends; “her way” comprised a “poetic event.” The […]
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As Anne Carson stepped on stage to accept the International Vigdís Prize, awarded annually since 2020 for outstanding contributions to world languages and cultures, she thanked the audience in two ways. What she called “the Icelandic way” consisted of a quoted passage from Njáls Saga concerning generosity among friends; “her way” comprised a “poetic event.” The […]
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